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Holiday Parties and Drunk Driving: Don’t Let Employees Drive Drunk

As soon as December rolls around, many companies start throwing holiday parties to thank employees and show appreciation. As an employer, the last thing you want is for drunk driving to turn the celebration into a tragedy.

You may have heard the expression, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” Well, the concept also applies to employers. In fact, beyond the human decency of caring about one another, employers may also face a legal liability for letting an employee drive drunk.

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Ways to Protect Your Employees

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) provides tips for dealing with individuals who become drunk and then want to drive. They suggest:

  • Communicating in a non-confrontational manner
  • Suggesting alternate ways of getting home, such as a cab, a sober driver or public transportation
  • Realizing the person is impaired and therefore talking more slowly and explaining more fully than when speaking with a sober person
  • Telling the person it’s because you care about them that you don’t want them to drive and hurt themselves or others
  • Suggesting they sleep over
  • Getting another friend or others to talk to them with you because it’s harder to say “no” to a group of people
  • Getting the person’s car keys if possible because it gives you leverage
  • Calling law enforcement if all else fails

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A Simple Way to Get Around the Whole Drunk Driving Problem

At BusRental.com, we suggest an even simpler solution. Rent a coach, minibus or party bus and let a professional driver pick up and deliver your employees home. In addition to avoiding drunk driving, it also eliminates worries about traffic, directions or parking. Bus charters are the safest mode of ground transportation in the U.S. It’s also the greenest way to travel.

Chartering a vehicle is an extra perk for employees. It shows company appreciation, and you can write it off as a business expense.

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Holiday Parties and Drunk Driving: Don’t Let Employees Drive Drunk